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Environmental Advisor

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Engineering & Technical
30 Sep 2022
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About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure is currently looking to recruit an Environmental Advisor to work on infrastructure contracts and transport construction projects across Oxfordshire.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Environment Team at Milestone Infrastructure, with opportunities to develop yourself and progress within a dynamic and innovative organisation. As the environmental advisor you will be responsible for the environmental management of highways contracts and supporting the delivery of the ambitious carbon and sustainability targets of our clients.

Milestone Infrastructure sits within M Group Services Transport Division, positioned to support transport clients across the UK. As a business, people are at the heart of everything we do, whether they are our people, our clients, or the communities they serve. We are committed to behaving with integrity and in a sustainable manner, being mindful to the needs of our communities and the environment.

As the Environmental Advisor your duties & responsibilities will be: 

  • Develop, implement, and monitor EMS documentation and other subject specific environmental management plans to maintain compliance with legislation and contract / project requirements.
  • Work autonomously and pro-actively to engage and influence key stakeholders (operations teams, clients, regulators etc.).
  • Provide technical advice, direction, support and assistance to key internal and external stakeholders to enable them to manage their environmental duties and responsibilities.
  • Liaise with Regulators and assist with obtaining environmental permits, consents, licenses and exemptions.
  • Monitor and advise on compliance with environmental permits, consents, licenses and exemptions.
  • Produce internal and external reports.
  • Lead on environmental incident investigations, and support and advise on corrective actions.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of suitable environmental and sustainability training for staff.
  • Carry out internal and external environmental audits on the Projects and supply chain.
  • Measure, manage and reduce carbon associated with project operations as part of an integrated delivery team.
  • Represent and promote the Environment Team in internal and external meetings, workshops, management reviews and forums.
  • Communicate best practice standards and initiatives.
  • Support contract mobilisation;  

Skills & Knowledge Requirements

  • At least 1 years construction industry experience or relevant environmental experience in a similar sector.
  • Degree level in appropriate Environmental discipline (ideal).
  • Associate or Practitioner Membership of IEMA or equivalent professional membership (ideal).
  • Competent IT Skills.
  • Good track record of managing ecological, waste and pollution risks on construction projects.
  • Carbon management experience (preferable).
  • Strong team player who is self-motivated and self-sufficient.
  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and commercial awareness.

 What’s in it for you?

  • 28 days' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Discounts which include cinema & shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme
  • Company car/car allowance
About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview; whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.